PREPARING AND FINDING A JOB OR INTERNSHIP
Finding a job or internship can feel overwhelming at times. The OPCD is here to give
students and alumni the support and tools to find the opportunities that are aligned
with their individual interests, values, and skills. Below, job searchers can find
a list of resources by category.
The Office of Personal Career Development provides year-round assistance to UD students
and alumni. Please see resources below to help you build your professional experience.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAREER PREPARTION RESOURCES
InsideSherpa: Build experience and skills with company-backed Virtual Work Experience Programs.
Wall Street Prep: Provides some free (and some with a fee) resources for financial modeling and technical
WSJ Money: Students can use this resource to find personal finance and money management information
and submit money questions of their own.
- The Cambridge Consultant: Free case interview prep for consulting and blog about what it is like to be a consultant.
FREE ONLINE COURSES
- Microsoft 365 Training: Learn how to navigate any Microsoft products including Excel Skills (basic and advanced).
- LinkedIn Learning: Online library of training videos featuring the latest software, creative, and business
- Hubspot Academy: Learn about different forms of marketing from social media to sales.
- Coursera: Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities
- EdX: Access 2500+ online courses from 140 top institutions.
- Udacity: Offers around 200 courses that are completely free (but do not offer a certificate). In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Udacity
is offering everyone one month free.
- CodeAcademy: Learn to code with interactive lessons & daily practice.
- Khan Academy: Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.
Take Focus 2 - a major and career matching quiz - for a list of job titles that might
What Can I Do With This Major?
WCIDWTM is a website that allows you to explore different majors, typical career areas associated
with each major, and info about employers that typically hire in each field.
OPCD Major & Career Exploration Guide
We developed this guide specifically for UD students to guide you through major and career discernment. Learn
quick and easy steps you can take today toward choosing a major or career path.
Additional Career Exploration Resources
QUICK CAREER TIP VIDEOS
Your resume is often the only picture a recruiter has of you, your abilities, and
your accomplishments. Recruiters typically spend 20 seconds or less scanning a resume. Find more information about resumes, cover letters, and interviews here.
Access OPCD resume samples and templates (must be logged into your UD email address to access).
HANDSHAKE (UD ONLINE JOB BOARD)
RESOURCES FOR REMOTE JOB & INTERNSHIP SEARCH
Handshake is just one tool in your toolbox. We also recommend looking into other internship
boards. Some include,
- LinkedIn Job Board - Research openings, salaries, and employer contacts
- Glassdoor.com - Research company profiles, reviews, and salaries in addition to postings
- Indeed.com - One search, all jobs
- WSJ Jobs - A place for students and career center staff to discover the latest information on
business and careers. Students can find valuable information on how to best present
themselves as they enter the labor market and ask WSJ reporters specific career questions.
- Covintern: Students can get connected with remote internships at top startups and companies.
- Internfromhome.com: Virtual internships and jobs.
- Notion.so: Remote mentorship, internships, jobs, and community for students.
- iX Remote: Offers students a way to learn industry-relevant skills, gain work experience and
improve their career prospects.
- Weworkremotely: Job board advertising full and part time remote work.
- Remote.co: Search remote positions by industry, learn more about remote work through articles
and blogs, and have questions answered by leading remote companies and virtual teams.
Find a list of more internship boards here.
Are you staying in the DFW area for the holidays?
Volunteer with Catholic Charities of Dallas. Sign up here.
Questions? Email Kelsey Stanley at email@example.com
Location + Event
Date + Times
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Pantry (2517 Anson Rd., Dallas, TX 75235)
Weekly: Monday & Thursday from 9:30 AM-11:30AM
Volunteers will help in our food pantries by putting boxes in food in peoples trunks.
Marillac Food Pantry (2843 Lapsley St.)
Weekly: Tuesday and Friday from 8:30-11:15 or 11:00-1:15
Jan Pruitt Community Pantry (123 Alexander Ave.)
Weekly: Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30-11:15 or 11:15-1:30
Friday: 1:00-3:15 or 3:15-5:15
Volunteer to work on a political campaign: Sign up on the campaign’s website (local,
state, national). Many roles and responsibilities can be done virtually.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR CAREER ADVISOR
Career advisors will conduct appointments via phone and Zoom. Students and alumni
can schedule an appointment on UD Handshake for the following:
- Career exploration (Focus2 self-assessments available)
- Resume, cover letter, and personal statement review
- Job and internship search assistance
- LinkedIn profile review
- Mock interview
- Fellowships advising
To schedule an appointment:
- Go to UD Handshake and log in using your UD credentials.*
- Once you are logged in, click Career Center at the top right of the page, then Appointments,
and Schedule a New Appointment.
*Typically your username is your udallas email without the @udallas (example: goneill)
and your password is your student ID number. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have issues logging in.
JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
UD Handshake is the OPCD’s online database exclusive to UD students and alumni that provides direct
access to full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Over 250,000 employers post jobs to Handshake, including all 500 of the Fortune 500
Students and graduates (who matriculated or graduated anytime AFTER 2018) already
have an account in Handshake and can typically log in using their UD network credentials (username and password
for UD WiFi). Alumni who graduated prior to 2018 will be prompted to register with
a new account. Problems logging in? Email us!
Interstride - for international students
Interstride is OPCD's career portal for:
- International students and alumni seeking jobs in the US
- Domestic candidates seeking employment abroad
Interstride offers career-related resources on strengthening your professional profile, navigating the
visa process, searching for jobs, building professional networks, and more.
Current students can establish an account using their @udallas.edu email address and
temporary password Dallas2020!! Problems logging in? Email us!
The following databases provide a wide range of geographic locations and outstanding
internship opportunities beyond what is listed on UD Handshake:
Government and Think Tanks (Dallas, D.C., and Beyond)
English, Publishing, Journalism
Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theology
Psychology, Human Sciences, Social Services
STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, IT, Math)
Arts - Fine, Commericial, Performing
POSTGRADUATE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Center for Social Concerns: We at the Center for Social Concerns invite you to explore the possibilities of
committing to a post-graduate service program. Each year, approximately 10% of Notre
Dame's graduating class commits to one or more years of full-time service in the United
States and abroad. We find much hope working with students and alumni/alumnae who
make this commitment and want to help to make it a positive and worthwhile experience
for everyone who participants and for the service organizations.
Idealist.org Action Without Borders: Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where
all people can live free and dignified lives.
Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed.
Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical
solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual
Invisible Children: We are made up of a tireless staff, hundreds of full time volunteers, and thousands
of students and supporters. We are young, we are citizens of the world, we are artists,
activists, and entrepreneurs. This fall, we are using our voice to ask President Obama
to spearhead efforts to bring peace to Northern Uganda. We are mobilizing a generation
to capture the attention of the international community, and make a stand for justice
in the wake of genocide.
SocialService.com: The job site for social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health,
case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment,
domestic violence, community development, youth development, child welfare, developmental
disabilities and all other areas of social services